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Bon Appétit employees at Hillel officially represented by union

Bon Appétit employees who work at Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons are now officially represented by the Teamsters Local 929.

April 26, 2013

Bon Appétit employee speaks out, respectfully

Rabia Abdul, a cashier and baker at Penn Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons, is one of the most involved workers in the Justice on the Menu campaign demanding better wages and working conditions for Bon Appétit employees at Penn.

April 23, 2013

Bon Appetit to recognize request for unionization

Workers at Penn Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons might obtain official union recognition by the end of the semester.

April 18, 2013

Non-union dining hall workers to vote on unionization

After three weeks of public campaigning, the workers behind the Justice on the Menu campaign are making a decisive push towards unionizing. Today the Teamsters Union announced that 15 full-time employees at Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons will be voting on possible representation.

April 16, 2013

Non-union dining hall workers ask for job stability

The effort to push for better wages and benefits for non-unionized dining hall workers at Penn became public Monday morning. But those who help prepare students’ food were already complaining discreetly about inequities in their working conditions.

March 27, 2013

Dining hall workers push for better benefits

On Monday morning, dining hall workers and Student Labor Action Project members delivered a concerted activity letter to the Penn Business Services office to notify Penn of the employees’ organizing efforts.

March 26, 2013

Group asks University to cut contract with Adidas

Yesterday, two former Adidas workers called on students to pressure the University to end its contract with the company.

February 12, 2013

Penn sues former students over uncollected tuition and loans

Penn is involved in litigation with dozens of former students over the repayment of tuition and loans

December 9, 2012

Law school graduate alleges gender-based discrimination

1981 Law School graduate Francine Griesing filed a class action suit this month against her former employer Greenberg Traurig, LLP on the basis of gender discrimination

December 8, 2012

Penn Law grad to run for Pa. governor in 2014

Democrat John Hanger officially entered the 2014 gubernatorial race on Wednesday. Hanger served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from 2008 to 2011 under former governor and 1965 College graduate Ed Rendell.

December 2, 2012

Teach for America adjusts with Phila. school district cuts

Currently, only 21 out of 257 TFA corps members in the area are teaching in traditional public schools, with the rest teaching in charter schools — public institutions run independently by a board of trustees that can set its own curriculum.

November 27, 2012

Classmates and former PennVention champions face each other in court

Since graduating, 2011 College graduates Meredith Perry and Nora Dweck have applied for a patent, created a startup — and also faced each other in court.

November 18, 2012

Penn files lawsuit against healthcare provider Aetna

Penn alleges that Aetna has underpaid UPHS by over $3 million since late 2010. Overall, UPHS received $3.2 billion in net patient revenue in 2011.

November 8, 2012

Democrats win big in state elections

Incumbents Senator Bob Casey and state treasurer Robert McCord clinched their second terms, while Kathleen Kane and Eugene DePasquale won their races for state attorney general and auditor general, respectively.

November 7, 2012

Clinton urges students to vote in front of packed Palestra

A crowd of 9,300 students and Philadelphia residents waited in a line that wrapped up around Franklin Field and stretched onto the South Street bridge.

November 5, 2012

Penn sues two companies for trademark infringement

Penn filed two lawsuits for trademark infringement against PennRX Pharmacy and Penn Health Ambulance Corporation

October 31, 2012

Alum leaves mark on Treasury, Department of State

Though Schmerin worked in at least five different government positions since he graduated, his interests have remained the same as they were at Penn, where he received the Norman D. Palmer Prize for the best senior thesis in international relations. He currently works at Fairholme Capital Management, where he conducts investment research.

October 31, 2012

Wharton MBA recipient presents appeal in insider trading case

In October 2011, Raj Rajaratnam was sentenced to 11 years in prison in the first insider trading case involving the use of wiretap evidence.

October 25, 2012

Longtime Pa. Senator and Law School professor Arlen Specter died on Sunday

Specter, a 1951 College graduate, is remembered for playing a key role in several Supreme Court nominations and for switching from a longtime Republican voice to a member of the Democratic party in 2009.

October 14, 2012

International students at Penn take different paths to vote

For international students, registering to vote can be complicated. However, many Penn students from countries with upcoming elections are finding ways to stay involved.

October 10, 2012

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